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  • 30+ Injured After Car ‘Deliberately’ Driven Into Germany Carnival Parade

    02/24/2020 10:16:07 AM PST · by rktman · 35 replies ^ | 2/24/2020 | Oliver JJ Lane
    At least 30 people were injured when a car crashed into a lenten parade in a German town on Monday, with the driver arrested at the scene. A silver BMW estate car mounted the kerb and crashed into a Rose Monday parade in the town of Volkmarsen on Monday afternoon, with dozens — including children — injured. While there is no official indication yet of why the driver may have done this, a police spokesman reported by local newspaper Frankfurter Rundschau states the act was deliberate, but stopping short of calling it an attack.
  • 'Several injured' in central Germany as car rams carnival procession

    02/24/2020 7:38:54 AM PST · by knighthawk · 14 replies
    The Local Germany ^ | February 24 2020 | AFP/The Local
    Several people were injured Monday when a car drove into a carnival procession in the central German town of Volkmarsen, police said. "According to first reports, several people have been injured," police said in a statement, adding that the driver of the vehicle had been arrested. The local Waldeckische Zeitung daily cited witnesses as reporting some 15 people injured, "including small children". Volkmarsen is situated in the central state of Hesse, northwest of the city of Kassel. A silver Mercedes station wagon drove into a group of people at around 2:30 pm, according to a report in the The...
  • Hamburg election: Greens make major gains, AfD support falls

    02/23/2020 10:11:51 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 30 replies ^ | February 23, 2020 | Alice Tidey
    The Green party surged in Hamburg state election on Sunday to claim the second place while the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) could lose all their seats.
  • Court allows Tesla to clear forest for German Gigafactory

    02/20/2020 1:26:01 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 21 replies
    Reuters ^ | February 20, 2020 | by Emma Thomasson
    BERLIN - A German court ruled on Thursday that Tesla Inc can continue to clear forest near the capital Berlin to build its first European car and battery factory, in a defeat for local environmental activists. The court said in a statement it had rejected urgent applications to stop the land being cleared of trees from several environmental groups, adding its ruling was final. It had temporarily halted the tree felling earlier this month. The U.S. electric carmaker announced plans last November to build a Gigafactory in Gruenheide.
  • REVEALED: German neo-Nazi 'terrorist' who shot nine dead before killing his mother and himself was a far-right conspiracy theorist who believed in aliens, mind control and secret US bases where children are sacrificed to Satan

    02/20/2020 10:32:02 AM PST · by Red Badger · 53 replies ^ | Published: 18:02 EST, 19 February 2020 | Updated: 12:01 EST, 20 February 2020 | By Chris Pleasance and Allan Hall and Chris Dyer and Joe Middleton
    Tobias Rathjen, 43, opened fire on two shisha bars in German town of Hanau on Wednesday night, killing nine He was subsequently found dead in his parents' apartment, having shot his 72-year-old mother and himself 24-page manifesto posted online details his plans for global ethnic cleansing, including Muslims and Jews His website details obsessions with alien abduction, mind control, right-wing conspiracies and secret US military bases where he believed children were sacrificed to Satan ======================================================================================== A far-right 'terrorist' who shot nine people dead in an attack on two shisha bars in Germany before killing his mother and then himself was...
  • Germany shooting: Nine dead after two attacks on Hanau shisha bars

    02/19/2020 11:44:33 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 16 replies ^ | February 20, 2020 | BBC
    Eight people were killed in two shootings at shisha bars in the western German city of Hanau, police say. Several other people were also injured after a gunman opened fire at 22:00 local time (21:00 GMT) on Wednesday. In both places the clientele were reported to have been predominantly Kurdish. The suspect was later found dead at his home, along with the body of a second person. The motive for the shootings is unclear. An investigation is ongoing. Bild newspaper reported that the suspect was a German citizen with a firearms licence, and that ammunition and gun magazines had been...
  • Hanau shooting: Eight people shot dead outside German shisha bar

    02/19/2020 3:09:58 PM PST · by rdl6989 · 53 replies ^ | February 19, 2020 | Neil Murphy
    Eight people are reported to have been killed following a drive-by shooting at two shisha bars in Germany. The incidents happened in the town of Hanau, located 20 miles from Frankfurt at around 11pm local time. Five other people are also believed to have been seriously injured.
  • Germany's minimum wage spurred productivity, but hit small firms

    02/18/2020 8:40:07 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 02.18.2020
    The introduction of a nationwide minimum wage in Germany has spurred a growth in worker productivity, according to a study published Tuesday. The government in Berlin first established a minimum wage in 2015, requiring firms to pay their employees €8.50 ($9.20) per hour. At the time, around 15% of the German workforce was earning less than that amount. Research by University College London (UCL) and the German Institute for Labor Market Research (AIB) found that the change did not result in higher joblessness among low-wage workers — one of the fears before the policy was rolled out. […] Instead, their...
  • Germany's Muslims call for protection after 'far-right terror plot' arrests

    02/17/2020 3:16:36 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 19 replies ^ | 17 Feb 2020 | Kate Connolly
    Muslim communities in Germany have called for more police protection after the arrest of members of a rightwing extremist group that is believed to have been plotting large-scale attacks on mosques around the country. Twelve men who were arrested following police raids on Friday had been planning attacks using semi-automatic weapons on worshippers during prayers in 10 German states, said to have been inspired by those carried out in New Zealand last year, according to a government spokesman. Investigators had been following the men for months, monitoring their conversations and online activity, after suspecting them of having formed a terror...
  • Profits at Mercedes-Benz owner Daimler slump by E-5bn

    02/17/2020 10:41:05 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 33 replies
    Guardian UK ^ | Tuesday, February 11, 2020 | Jasper Jolly
    Mercedes-Benz owner Daimler's profits slumped by almost two-thirds in 2019 as the legal costs of the "dieselgate" scandal and heavy investments in electric technology took their toll. The German carmaker's net profit fell to €2.7bn (£2.3bn) for 2019, it announced on Tuesday, almost €5bn worse than the previous year's performance. It also slashed its dividend from €3.25 per share to only 90 cents to help preserve cash to plough into electric vehicle technology. Daimler is carrying out swingeing cuts to its global workforce as it tries to save more than €1bn in costs. In November it said it would cut...
  • Historian Burton Folsom discusses quid pro quo, abuse of power and FDR's presidency

    02/17/2020 8:55:03 AM PST · by yoe · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 16, 2020 | Mark Levin
    Historian Burton Folsom discusses quid pro quo, abuse of power and FDR's presidency: Video
  • Angela Merkel and the Destruction of German Democracy

    02/16/2020 5:40:34 AM PST · by Kaslin · 27 replies ^ | February 16, 2020 | Jared Peterson
    These thoughts reflect the writer's concern about the worsening political and social conditions in Germany, a nation whose importance — for America, Europe, and the world — should require no laboring to a readership of politically sophisticated Americans. What's happening today in Germany is deeply disturbing. And it's not for the reason casual American observers, including many conservatives, might think based on information derived from the mainstream English-language media. Contrary to these purveyors of globalist, multi-cultural propaganda, the reason for growing unease about Germany is not the presence in the German parliament (Bundestag), and persistent electoral strength, of "Die Alternative...
  • Iran seeks compromise from Europe on nuclear deal

    02/15/2020 12:05:40 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 02.15.2020 | jsi/sms (AFP, AP)
    Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif said there was room for maneuver in reimposing the 2015 agreement that kept Tehran from developing nuclear weapons. But he added it would only happen if Germany, France and the UK showed the same willingness to reinstate the deal’s economic benefits for Iran. The landmark agreement has been on life support ever since US President Donald Trump withdrew from it in 2018 and reimposed economic sanctions on Tehran, leaving Germany, France and the UK struggling to breathe life into the ailing deal. […] “We have said that we are prepared to slow down or reverse...
  • Pompeo Stands Up For America, Calls out Europeans for False Claims Against the United States

    02/15/2020 11:24:12 AM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies ^ | February 15, 2020 | Katie Pavlich
    MUNICH - Speaking during the Munich Security Conference Saturday morning, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called out European leaders and others for claiming the West is “westless,” pushed back on allegations that the United States “rejects the international community” and explained that the NATO alliance has been bolstered, not weakened, by President Trump’s demands on allied countries to properly budget for defense.  "I saw the topic for this weekend’s gathering, this idea of 'westlessness' as the core theme for this year’s conference. And I am sure, too, there are many of you who would call yourself here realists, but let me...
  • John Kerry says Trump's handling of global challenges is 'unacceptable'

    02/15/2020 10:08:42 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 55 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 02.14.2020
    Former US Secretary of State John Kerry spoke on Friday at the Munich Security Conference about the importance of international cooperation in meeting world challenges. Kerry, Barack Obama’s top diplomat from 2013 to 2017 and also the defeated presidential candidate of 2004, accused US President Donald Trump of inaction in addressing global issues such as climate change and defense spending. “The president of the US is the most powerful position in the world … but it requires the execution of that power and it hasn’t been happening …” Kerry said while speaking to DW’s Editor-in-Chief Ines Pohl. “Trump has been...
  • Munich Security Conference: France's Macron envisions new era of European strength

    02/15/2020 9:39:37 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 02.15.2020 | Ben Knight
    The French president projected a vision of a Europe with new military power at the Munich Security Conference. As the only nuclear power in the EU, he also foresaw greater European sovereignty.“We cannot always go through the United States; no, we have to think in a European way as well,” French President Emmanuel Macron said on stage at the Munich Security Conference (MSC) on Saturday as he continued a theme of his presidency: projecting bold European sovereignty onto the international stage. He was referring specifically to Europe’s nuclear assets, pointing out a key difference to the Cold War era when...
  • German economy records zero growth in fourth quarter

    02/14/2020 6:49:06 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 02.14.2020 | aw/rc (dpa, AFP, AP)
    The German economy posted zero growth in the final quarter of 2019, the federal statistics authority (Destasis) reported in preliminary statistics on Friday. The Gross domestic product (GDP) was the same in October-December as in the previous three months. The results were worse than forecast, with predictions of 0.1% growth. However, Destastis revised its results for the third quarter, with the GDO growing by 0.2% instead of the 0.1% previously reported. […] The zero growth is a reflection of broader eurozone slowness with headwinds from the US-China trade dispute and Brexit. The European Central bank has been trying to stimulate...
  • New EU project invites photographers to 'occupied Palestinian territory'

    02/12/2020 7:44:35 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    INN ^ | 02/12/20 14:46 | Arutz Sheva Staff
    A new project by the European Union (EU) offers European photographers an all-expenses-paid trip to “occupied Palestinian territory” in order to “tour areas across the West Bank to capture different aspects of Palestinian life.” “Do you want to be part of the EU Photo Marathon in Palestine?” reads the EU flyer that depicts three empty chairs against the backdrop of a concrete and graffitied portion of Israel’s security fence. “Apply before 20 February 2020!” the flyer concludes along with the hashtag “#EU4PALESTINE” and a photo of the EU and Palestine Liberation Organization flag side-by-side. […] Matan Peleg, CEO of the...
  • After Germany's far-right scandal, Left party surges as Merkel's CDU sinks

    02/11/2020 11:11:17 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 02.11.2020 | es/ng (AFP, dpa)
    A new poll carried out in the wake of a far-right scandal in Thuringia has shown impressive gains in support for the Left party and a significant tumble for Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrats (CDU) in the eastern state. The poll was conducted by infratest dimap and commissioned by the public broadcaster MDR. The CDU in has been accused of colluding with the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) in Thuringia to get a conservative candidate elected state premier, despite the fact that his party — the laissez-faire Free Democrats (FDP) — barely cleared the 5% hurdle to get into Thuringia’s...
  • Judge approves T-Mobile's $26 billion merger with Sprint

    02/11/2020 7:23:22 AM PST · by Red Badger · 33 replies
    UPI ^ | Feb. 11, 2020 / 9:52 AM | Don Jacobson
    Feb. 11 (UPI) -- A federal judge on Tuesday approved a bid by T-Mobile to merge with competitor Sprint in a combination of the nation's third- and fourth-largest wireless carriers. Judge Victor Marrero of U.S. District Court in Manhattan ruled against 13 state attorneys general who sought to block the $26 billion deal as potentially harmful to consumers. They sued in June 2019, even before the merger was approved by the U.S. Department of Justice and the Federal Communications Commission. The companies argued their merger was needed to compete against the biggest wireless carriers, AT&T and Verizon, and to complete...